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Staff Counselor/Psychologist

Otis College of Art and Design, Student Health & Wellness Center

Job Title: Staff Counselor/Psychologist
Job Location: Los Angeles, CA
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Psychology
Application Closing Date: Open until filled

Job Description

Staff Counselor/Psychologist
Otis College of Art and Design

Otis College of Art and Design is currently accepting applications for a Staff Counselor/Psychologist. The Staff Counselor/ Psychologist provides multi-culturally attuned clinical counseling services (i.e., therapy, assessment, crisis management, consultation, and outreach) to undergraduate and graduate students at Otis College. The Staff Counselor/Psychologist works collaboratively with the Counseling Director and Student Health & Wellness Center staff to facilitate and support overall student wellness and success. The ideal candidate is passionate about working with a diverse creative student population and takes a collaborative approach to working with students and colleagues. This position reports directly to the Student Health & Wellness Center Counseling Director.


  • Provides counseling services and develops and facilitates outreach programs for undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Maintains a multicultural perspective and sensitivity throughout all levels of his/her/their work.
  • Provides short‐term individual psychotherapy, crisis intervention, and case management.
  • Uses clinical assessments as applicable to formulate diagnostic impressions and to track students' symptoms and progress in treatment.
  • Works with the Student Health & Wellness Center team to develop preventative outreach activities, screening programs, workshops, classes, and other services for students on a variety of health and wellness topics (i.e., depression, eating disorders, alcohol and drug abuse, etc.)
  • Provides consultation services for parents, faculty, and staff members regarding student related wellness and mental health issues, as requested.
  • Determines, with supervisor, those students requiring a higher level of care and/or referrals.
  • Maintains timely and comprehensive counseling records in an electronic health record database.
  • Responds to acute student mental health crises, sometimes involving hospitalization of the student which may involve after‐hours student crisis telephone calls as back‐up to the supervisor in their absence.
  • Maintains mandatory licensing requirements on an annual basis.
  • Attends and participates in staff development programs, department related meetings, and other College assemblies.
  • Represents the College and/or department as assigned.
  • Maintains appropriate network of professional contacts and currency with professional organizations and publications. Attends and participates in professional conferences.
  • Must be responsive to work‐related phone calls and emails during non‐business hours on occasion.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

An advanced degree in clinical or counseling psychology (i.e., MFT, LCSW, PhD/PsyD) from an accredited educational institution is required. California licensure is required.

Experience working with students in a college/university counseling center is required.

A minimum of five (5) years of clinical experience is strongly preferred.

Information and Application Process Instructions

Interested candidates must apply via Otisí website at to be considered for the position.

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